Season 2 Episode 8

The True Owner of the Great Sword!

Aired Saturday 11:00 PM Feb 03, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Inuyasha and Sesshomaru continue fighting for the Tetsusaiga. After the fight, while Sesshomaru is recovering, a little orphan girl, Rin, tries to bring him food. When her village is attacked by wolf demons, Sesshomaru returns the favor and helps Rin. Meanwhile, Kagome senses a jewel shard. Inuyasha and gang follow her lead to the massacred village, where they are quickly surrounded by wolves and Koga.moreless

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Donald Brown

Donald Brown

Jaken (E)

Recurring Role

Brenna O'Brien

Brenna O'Brien

Rin (E)

Recurring Role

Richard Newman

Richard Newman

Totosai (E)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Rin's eyes constantly change to being open and closed. When she is being chased by the wolves one eye is closed, but when she turns to face them after falling they're both open. When Sesshomaru finds her body one eye is closed again, and when he picks her body up after bringing her back to life both eyes are closed.

    • This is the first opening theme song in which Rin, Jaken, Koga, Naraku, Kanna, Kagura, and Kohaku can be seen.

    • Rin and Koga make their first appearances in this episode.

    • When Inuyasha and his friends enter the massacred village, it has the same damage and the same corpses as the village that Kohaku destroyed in the episode, Sango's Suffering and Kohaku's Life.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Totosai: I didn't see Inuyasha make a direct blow. All he did was wildly swing his sword around, because his eyes were blinded with poison.
      Inuyasha: What are you trying to say?

    • Sesshomaru: Where did you get those bruises?
      Rin: Huh?
      Sesshomaru: Nevermind, you don't have to tell me, I don't care. I was just curious.
      Rin: (smiles)

    • (Rin comes and leaves Sesshomaru food.)
      Sesshomaru: Mind your own business, girl! Your generosity is wasted. I don't eat human food.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Koga enters as a tornado, an homage to Warner Brothers Tasmanian Devil?

    • The character, Rin, is very much like a character from one of Takahashi's earlier works, the series of short stories now known as the Mermaid Saga. The character's name was Natsume, from the chapter The Ash Princess, and she and Rin shared the same hair style, personality, and body type. Also, in Mermaid there was another character named Rin, the cheiftain's daughter in The Village of the Fighting Fish.